Wednesday morning, the Cleveland Browns announced that several players are changing jersey numbers for the start of the regular season. This is common practice at the start of the season for new players, since the numbers they preferred might have been owned by a player who did not survive final cuts.
WR Terrelle Pryor is now No. 17 (previously No. 87). The number became available when WR Josh Lenz was cut. Doesn't Pryor know about the history with No. 17 and WR Braylon Edwards?
OLB Nate Orchard is now No. 44 (previously No. 48). The number became available by virtue of FB Malcolm Johnson changing numbers.
FB Malcolm Johnson is now No. 42 (previously No. 44). The number became available when RB Luke Lundy was cut.
CB Charles Gaines is now No. 27 (previously No. 43). The number became available when CB Robert Nelson was cut.
RB Glenn Winston is now No. 28 (previously No. 41). The number became available when RB Terrance West was traded.
NT Jamie Meder is now No. 98 (previously No. 66). The number became available when NT Phil Taylor was cut.